Twisted Cork

4.7
71 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Twisted Cork Cafe features an on-site garden from which we source our herbs and produce. We focus on fresh ingredients, straight from our garden, to create dishes you'll love. Try our salmon risotto, chicken Thai salad, or the Twisted burger. Whether you join us for lunch or dinner, you're guaranteed a fresh, prepared to order meal. We also offer catering, pick-up, and private chefs for your events. Visit us to see what's new on the menu! Our menu is based on the freshest ingredients available and changes seasonally. Enjoy!
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nic1144
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We can’t believe we waited this long to try Twisted Cork! We both had the Lionfish, which was delicious. The Parmesan crusted oysters were also great. We highly recommend the Ballpark pie for dessert, Amazing!!

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vipMehrzadS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place! We loved everything we ordered. Our kids are picky but loved the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding .Triggerfish appetizer.Entree lion fish, bonefish were great to name some. Small but adequate well priced wine list. Highly recommended

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vipATNKIDD
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Feeling lucky? Based on our experience and other reviews an evening at Twisted Cork is a real crap shoot. Unfortunately, our experience was terrible. First the things the restaurant had little or no control over - two large parties in an intimate space who were very very loud and extremely obnoxious. And, apparently, a walk out in the kitchen on a night when the place was packed. But the manager - and it wasn’t apparent there was one on site - did NOTHING to address the 30 minute wait to even place our order (granted we should have walked out then) the hour wait for garlic bread or the 2 HOUR wait for our entrees. No communication. No offer of complimentary bread and cocktails while we waited, no offer of desserts for the table at the end, no apologies for the deafening noise level during the long wait. When the bill finally came one round of drinks (4 cocktails for a party of 6) had been comped but it was way too little too late. We were utterly miserable. I gave 2 Stars because the food, once it came, had promise. The monkfish and pasta specials were very good. The portions of lion fish piccata were small and the preparation was just “meh” and the po’boys were dry and really skimpy on shrimp. We were told the oysters were “off” and weren’t available that night. Other ingredients seemed in short supply based on our plates. Overall the kitchen seemed to be a hot mess, there wasn’t enough staff on the floor, no manager in sight and super poor recovery on a bad situation. We are reasonable people with some experience in the restaurant business in our group- we know stuff happens. And had anyone apologized for the noise, explained there would be a wait, offered a complimentary cocktail and app while we waited or done ANYTHING to save the night we would have been ok. Unfortunately it was an expensive and poor experience I can’t recommend.

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Midwesterner
Omaha
31 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of our party of four ordered the lion fish piccata, which was AMAZING!! Lion fish is an invasive fish to St. Thomas, which is killing the native species. We did the right thing to help control it by having three plates.

Our fourth ordered (and loved) the salmon risotto fish.

I recommend this restaurant without question. The wines looked wonderful, although we ordered from the full bar.

A great restaurant choice in the US Virgin Islands, and kudos to Open Table for having them on their list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding meal. The music was great, the ambience was great.Hook up on the one list because they were out of the one we wanted to order but that could happen anywhere. The grouper special was tremendous as was the shrimp étouffée and the shrimp Po boy. We will definitely be back soon and highly recommend it

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vipBrickhouse
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ordered the pan fried grouper and the lion fish. Both were excellent. The service was also great!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the jazz and the food was the best we had on the island.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. Great place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it ! The 4 of us all ordered different items and everyone enjoyed their meal. We plan a return visit.

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vipschwadave
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the restaurant since 2016. The food and service was better than our memory. Food and service were both top notch. Looking forward to our next visit to Twisted Cork!

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vipBC1000plz
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, nice wine selection
Lion fish was outstanding

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JerryM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very graciously accommodated us when we had 3 friends joins us for dinner. Food was our best meal in St. Thomas and service was attentive and understated. A jazz combo added to the ambiance, yet we were still able to have a conversation. Very happy with our night out at Twisted Cork.

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vipfoodiefan
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With the exception of a noisy table, it was very nice. Plant based options could be improved

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vipMarthaawh
Nashville
54 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love this restaurant! We come to St. Thomas every year and always make sure to reserve a night at The Twisted Cork. The food is wonderful and the service great. We know we can count on good food at The Twisted Cork!

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LisaF
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Atmosphere could use a little more “punch”

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vipMary
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went above and beyond and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely family meal in st Thomas on vacation

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Syd34
Richmond
58 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

If in St. Thomas definitely worth the stop. Food very good, but rather expensive. Menu certainly had items we had not seen before. My husband ordered a wonderful hamburg with truffles and lots of other things that was amazing, but the $50 charge was a shock to us. It was a special and did not have a price listed. Perhaps we should have asked in advance. Lesson learned. All in all a great restaurant with amazing foods! Interesting decor inside. Would definitely return on our next visit.

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vipNMtravelersvelers
New Mexico
48 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twisted Cork has long been a favorite of ours and we were delighted to return twice on this visit to the island. Excellent food, extensive wine list and good service—one of the best places to eat on the island. Highly recommend.

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vipLeMeridian
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Only a short visit to the island This restaurant was special Food and service was incredible The fish was fresh and perfectly done
Wonderful chef and waiter Very casual and relaxing

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vipNMtravelersvelers
New Mexico
48 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We last ate here in spring 2017 and definitely wanted to return. I love the pesto pasta and the chicken served with it is absolutely delicious! Wish I knew the chef’s secret! My husband had the lion fish and chips, which he also loved. One of our very favorites is St. Thomas!

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TInaS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem I found though Yelp. We were seated and served an absolutely delicious dinner. So recommended. Sweet owner and food deliciously prepared. Even the salad was a combination of many tastes all expertly combined. Very recommended. Get the ball park dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
182 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Pomme frites with the chicken salad is a nice treat!

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charlesc
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the greeting by the bartender/maitre d' to the wine and dinner service was excellent. We shared the stuffed mushroom appetizer and both had the special, local yellow tail snapper crusted with macadamia nuts and sauteed. All were excellent, as was the very large double espresso following dinner. Definitely among the top restaurants in St. Thomas.

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GregfromMedia
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Frenchtown or maybe even on the entire island. Superb chicken liver app, the pomme frites are great, and the salmon risotto was the best I ever had. So, obviously, we liked it. Very nice servers, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
182 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Cesar salad with shrimp for lunch. The service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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BrettA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Twisted Cork twice in 3 days. Food,wine,ambience all first rate. Spoke with chef. Humble guy,spectacular cheh. Highly recommended

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vipDocT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent first day of vacation. Lionfish was excellent, great wine list and good, not too fast or slow, service.

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austinfin
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent local spot in french quarter, a little out of the way but worth the trip. Service and food were terrific.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of our best meals on the island. We were A group of eight, we ordered appetizers, entrées and dessert and everyone was extremely happy. Shrimp and grits was anazing as well as the bread pudding for dessert

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vipThomasM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We unfortunately had several meals at quality restaurants before visiting the Twisted Cork, the site of the old Craig and Sally’s.
We were told by locals and visitors alike that the place was fun, had interesting decor, great food and service.
The menu is NOT fine dining, it is po boy sandwiches and grits.
A dinner for 4 of grits and po boys should not cost more than $200 especially when one of the meals never eve got served in the two hours and 15 minutes we were there.

While it IS brighter than Craig and Sally’s , that is the only positive comparison.
The kitchen is either too small for the number of tables, or the chef is incredibly inefficient.
Maybe the just want to sell you more wine by making the guests wait 1 hr and 29 minutes for serving dinner.
When the food came , the waiter said “ the kitchen made a mistake” when the wrong food was served.
The correct po boy sandwich ( of all things to get wrong) took another 20 minutes to appear.
Because of the lousy service, they offered free dessert, big deal.
The wine list is not bad and the prices are reasonable, but .....
The experience was bad all around.
The dessert menu sounded good
But after more than two hours to get table service complete for entrees, we weren’t about to risk the dessert.

Don’t go, unless you have a high tolerance for noise and lousy service.
The food is grossly overpriced by VI standards as well , you can do far better almost anywhere on island.
The food might have tasted better if the service had been timely and correct. But , don’t go unless you are willing to be abused.
Around the corner is good pizza, good schnitzel and several better choices.

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vipPhilip
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always, the food and service were excellent. The menu is quite unusual with very interesting alternatives.

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LisaF
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The best meal we had on vacation

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vipPhilip
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. We’ve been going there for years (started with Craig and Sally’s) and have never been disappointed with the food or the friendly service. The restaurant is clean and air conditioned but doesn’t have too much atmosphere. But the fact remains that this is a restaurant that you go to for the food.

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abbareed
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good restaurant. Efficient service. Delicious food

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nathaliej
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service

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ToddB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great find if you’re looking for a restaurant away from the main strip. Nice wine list and specials. Overall ambiance was pleasant

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JackieS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was street construction in front of the restaurant when we were there. Our taxi driver directed us on how to best get to the front door. I ordered the shrimp and grits which was delicious!! My husband had a Caesar salad and chicken club sandwich. He loved both! We enjoyed the lettuce wraps as an appetizer. All of the food was wonderful and we definitely recommend this restaurant.

FAQs

Twisted Cork offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (340) 775-2675.

Twisted Cork is rated 4.7 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.